Stacey is a teacher of Spanish, teaching methods, and second language acquisition, a researcher, a technology administrator, and the producer of the podcast We Teach Languages. Her research interests include postsecondary language classroom practices, hybrid/blended instruction, professional development, and adult learning including transformative learning and critical pedagogy. Her first book, Hybrid Language Teaching in Practice: Perceptions, Reactions, and Results, co-authored with Berta Carrasco, was published in March 2015, and her second book, Adult Learning in the Language Classroom, came out later that same year. Stacey’s recent publications include a book chapter and a magazine article about collecting authentic resources and an article about social justice in the language classroom. Currently she is working on more projects than is sensible including but not limited to: 1) an ACTFL research priorities grant-funded study on professional development for adjunct faculty, and 2) her third book, co-authored with Claire Knowles with expected publication in 2018, about the potential of a problem-based model for language and culture instruction, and 3) her fourth book, an edited collection co-edited with Kelly Davidson and LJ Randolph entitled How We Take Action: Social Justice in K-16 Language Classrooms.
At Vanderbilt University, in addition to her role as the Assistant Director for Educational Technology in the Center for Teaching, Stacey also holds appointments as a Senior Lecturer of Spanish in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and as adjunct faculty in the English Language Learners program in Peabody College, and is Affiliated Faculty in the Center for Second Language Studies.